Carnival Celebration cruise ship successfully completes sea trials in Finland

   September 15, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s newest vessel - Carnival Celebration, is now closer to the anticipated debut in her homeport Miami Florida USA after successfully completing sea trials in Baltic Sea's Turku Archipelago.

The newbuild started first round of sea trials on Monday, September 5, from Meyer Turku shipyard (Turku Finland) where Celebration’s sistership Mardi Gras was also constructed.

Carnival Celebration had a contingent of officers, engineers, and technicians onboard to thoroughly test her navigational, technical, and mechanical systems.

Captain Vincenzo Alcaras said that during her sea trials, the liner had undergone several tests, which were meant to determine the ship’s capability and her performance.

"We’ve done many maneuvering tests, such as endurance tests, steering tests, speed tests and thrusters tests. The ship performed wonderfully, and shortly, we will get her out and start cruising.” 

Carnival Celebration’s arrival to PortMiami will continue CCL’s 50th birthday celebration. The liner will feature unique zones like 820 Biscayne (a tribute to Miami, where Carnival was born, showcasing styles & flavours of the 305.

Carnival Celebration will also boast many of the features that made Mardi Gras one of the most anticipated liners, including an atrium spanning 3 decks, BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster, the first roller coaster at sea, and guest-favorites like Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse.

Carnival Celebration cruise ship

After the 6-day inaugural cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, Carnival's Celebration will launch year-round, 7-day sailings to the Eastern & Western Caribbean from PortMiami FL beginning November 21. The week-long voyages visit Cozumel (Quintana Roo Mexico/Riviera Maya), San Juan (Puerto Rico), and Grand Turk's Cockburn Town (Turks & Caicos).